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Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by Dark GOD » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:06 am

I'm no longer working on this project since a controller with the same idea has been made by the company iPega.
IPEGA PG-9023 I got one and find it works quite well.
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This is something I've been working on.
And I just wanted to see how many people would be interested in something like this.

There are currently no dedicated tablet controllers.
And all the once made for smartphones are not even comfortable to be used while attached to one. Understandable because it wouldn't be as comfortable having a PS3 controller at the bottom of your tablet. The weight is just not distributed well and that causes strain on your wrists.

Here is my controller design: (Will post real photos of the actual controller once finished)
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Things I'm considering adding:
Speakers for better sound.
An OTG compatible USB port to charge the device (also useful if you wanna store your games on a flash drive.)
A decent capacity battery pack to extend battery life. (Nothing big to keep the weight down)
Might think of something else.

Please let me know what you think.
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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by fate6 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:13 am

Please for the love of Madoka move those sticks down!
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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by Dark GOD » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:17 am

I haven't made the final cutouts for the buttons yet. (This image is NOT final design)
I have already improved in several things on the real thing.

Please explain your reasoning to WHY the joysticks should be lower.

Why do they need to be lower? DO you believe it will be more comfortable?
I have tested it in this position and it works quite well for FPS's and all other games also.

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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by plskillme » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:38 am

Is this going to be model specific or you're planning to make iterations for other make and models?

Edit:

Oh yeah, I agree with fate6... Move them a little down since we don't have grips on tablets so we can hold the device while securing it so as not to make it slip outwards.

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Button position suggestion;
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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by abdou005 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:08 am

fate6 wrote:Please for the love of Madoka move those sticks down!
+ 10000 Just why they put it UP xD :D !?
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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by Dark GOD » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:22 am

I will consider this.
I might just make it adjustable.
I have a way of doing this.
Will see.. Still lots to do before it's finished.
plskillme wrote:Is this going to be model specific or you're planning to make iterations for other make and models
This one will work for any 7" tablet.
Will extend to work on anything as big as an iPad.
The center will be made out of 2 slider clamps.
Meaning you simply slide it open by pooling on both sides and lock the device in place.

Also:
This is a Bluetooth controller.
So it will work on any tablet supporting it.

If this one goes well I might make a small smartphone model also.

Thank you for all your suggestions.

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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by skyhot004 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:51 pm

Look like this one
http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=639&s ... sid=009006

But that's the whole tablet
...................Yeah i got nothing to say here

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Re: Tablet Dedicated CONTROLLER

Post by Dark GOD » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:55 am

skyhot004 wrote:Look like this one
http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=639&s ... sid=009006

But that's the whole tablet
I know of this device.
I'm sure so do many other people.

Your missing the point of this.
If I wanted another Gaming device that's somewhat of a Vita ripoff I would get that.
But I'm one of those people who wants a tablet. For use as a tablet.
And when I wanna game on it I simply use a controller.

This way the tablet remains small.
And only becomes bigger when attaching a controller for gaming.
Besides the Nexus 7 is still better in specs.
The screen has better resolution.
And the CPU actually handles games better then that said more powerful CPU of the JXD.
Rockchip is a cheaper brand compared to QUALCOMM or NVIDIA. (Arguably)

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